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“On a particularly clear, crisp day, I headed to Baker Beach to meet a friend for a picnic. It was a little chilly out, so I wanted to eat something cozy - and the duck chao from Lily, a new Vietnamese restaurant in the Richmond, checked that box. The warm rice porridge was topped with a slow-cooked duck leg that was tender enough to pull apart with a spoon, and dotted with pomegranate seeds, cilantro, and scallions. And in addition to being the best thing I ate that weekend, the bowl doubled as a hand warmer. So instead of worrying about being cold, I could focus my attention instead on the beautiful views - and the silent-disco-esque yoga class happening a few feet away.” - Julia Chen, Editorial Assistant
The chef behind Perle Wine Bar in Oakland and SF’s Butterfly, which closed in 2017, just opened a new Vietnamese restaurant. The Inner Richmond spot is serving a breakfast and lunch menu with things like vegan chao, shaking beef salad, and a banh mi with a French dip-inspired pho au jus. Lily is currently open for takeout Thursday to Sunday from 10am-3pm.